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Candle Box Tutorial

Posted by on December 10, 2012

Thank you to all who visited our Hanukkah Blog blog hop over the past month! We received so much positive feedback! As I promised in yesterday’s post, today I have the tutorial for you on creating this box that will hold eight tea lights (2 rows of 4).

I started with the instructions on Tanya’s blog for a box that holds one row of four, and adapted it to make it wider. To start with, you will need two pieces of card stock. One that is 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ for the base of the box, and one that is 6″ x 8″ for the sliding cover.

To make the bottom of the box, score the 81/4″ side at 1/2″, 1 1/8″, 7 1/8″ and 7 3/4″.

Then turn it 90 degrees and score at 1/2″, 1 1/8″, 4 1/8″, 4 3/4″

Snip out the corners as shown below

Snip one of the fold lines on each corner to make tabs, then fold, glue, and assemble.

To make the cover, score the 8″ side at 5/8″, 3 3/4″, 4 3/8, and 7 3/8″

The fold and assemble! If you want to decorate the cover, it is easier to do that before you glue it together.

To stamp on the tea lights, you actually stamp on tissue paper. Use your 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch out circles of tissue paper. The easiest way to do this is to fold the tissue paper several times, then place it between sheets of copy paper and punch. Stamp your desired images on the tissue paper. Punch a small hole in the center of your design, and slide this over the wick of the tea light. Use your heat tool to melt a thin layer of wax over the tissue paper. (Note: Do not try and hold the tea light while doing this! set it down on the table.) Have fun!

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